Asher at one month. Photo by Toby Hagan

Hello World, Meet Asher!

The Reason I Haven't Been Around...

The Reason I Haven't Been Around.

When one door opens, another closes. At least thats what “they“ say. But maybe that is for the best more often than not. New opportunites, new horizons, and most importantly, new expereinces. The last few years of my life have taken some interesting turns, but looking back I wouldnt change a thing. From the birth of my beautiful son Asher (pictured above), to exploring new and exciting career opportunites, things are really feeling positive.

Theres Nothing Like it.

Being a father has taught me so much about life

A saying you're likely familiar with, but for me it goes a little more like

Being a father has taught me so much about myself

Patience, love, and empathy are just a few of the points I could touch on. When I found out I was going to be a father, I'll be honest, I was scared. I wasn't sure just what to expect. Up to this point in my life I had been on a winding path, with no specific goal to speak of.

He Changed it All.

And for the better. I'm finding myself with more drive, a solid set of goals, and an ambition to succeed I've never had before. I can see a bright future for my family and I, and am excited to see what challenges we will overcome along the way. After searching for a job I could “live with “ for what seemed like an eternity, I've found a career field that I truly love. To be able to enjoy work, and come home to such a beautiful, happy family at home, I just cant ask for more.

Lacking Experience

Becoming a father can, for some, be more terrifying than terrific. Thankfully, that is not the case for me, and I have my wife to thank for that. Being the youngest of four boys, I never had much experience with children outside of a few cousins here and there, and the growing number of friends having children of their own over the years. Even still, my experience was lacking, and my confidence quickly followed suit.

I Have His Mother to Thank.

This, however is where my wife comes in. Seeming like Superwoman in comparison, she has worked in childcare for nearly a decade, having seen and learned first hand, things that I can only imagine. She has been there for me throughout this learning journey, and has taught me some amazing things about my son that would have taken more than a few headaches to figure out.